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  • Appellants George Wendt And John Ratzenberger
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    US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Case Name: WENDT V HOST INTERNATIONAL Case Number: Date Filed: 96-55243 12/28/99 FOR PUBLICATION UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT GEORGE WENDT, an individual; JOHN RATZENBERGER, an individual, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. No. 96-55243 HOST INTERNATIONAL, INC., a Delaware corporation, D.C. No. Defendant-Appellee, CV-93-00142-R and ORDER PARAMOUNT PICTURES, CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation, Defendant-Intervenor. Filed December 28, 1999...
  • Television Cameras
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    Title: Television Cameras in the Courtroom Televised court cases stand accused of ruining defendant's lives and making a mockery of The judicial process. Many defendants including O. J have made this accusation. Simpson, accused of murdering his ex-wife and her male friend, and Former British Nanny Louise Woodward. Accused of murdering a child in her care. Many defendants claim that by televising their trials they were deprived of a "fair and impartial jury" swaying public opinion and giving muc...
  • The Right Of A Free Press
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    Although a cherished right of the people, freedom of the press is different from other liberties of the people in that it is both individual and institutional. It applies not just to a single person's right to publish ideas, but also to the right of print and broadcast media to express political views and to cover and publish news. A free press is, therefore, one of the foundations of a democratic society, and as Walter Lippmann, the 20th-century American columnist, wrote, 'A free press is not a...
  • Nollan Versus The California Coastal Commission
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    Environmental Law: Nollan vs. Abstract of: 483 U.S. 825, 97 L. Ed. 2d 677 James Patrick Nollan, e tux., Appellant. California Coastal Commission. Case Definition: The case is Nollan versus the California Coastal Commission. TheNollans were the appellate's against a decision made by the California Coastal Commission ( ). The Nollans had been leasing a property on the California coast with which they had an option to buy. The property lies directly at the foot of the Pacific Ocean and is a prime p...
  • Desegregation Of The Public School System
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    This week, we saw the documentary Eyes on the Prize: Volume 1. There was two parts to the documentary: Awakenings, and Fighting Back. In 1955-1956, there was a boycott of public transportation in effect because of the segregation. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested by Montgomery police for violating a local segregation ordinance by refusing to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. The goal was to desegregate the buses running in the city. At first, it started out as a very loc...
  • Criminal Court Records
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    Communications Law In San Francisco, two of Alameda County's six municipal courts have limited public access to criminal court records after a Legal Aid Society lawyer requested it; others are waiting an opinion from the county counsel about its constitutionality. The question is, can the courts in Alameda County withhold criminal records from the public Does this violate the constitution The article says that the courts did this to protect the witnesses and the victims. However, this protection...
  • G D In The Pledge Of Allegiance
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    The pledge of allegiance has always been a patriotic chant used by Americans in times of happiness and in times of distress. The pledge was first written by a Baptist minister names Francis Bellamy in 1892, and was published in the family magazine of the time called The Youth's Companion. As the chairman of a committee of state superintendent of education, Bellamy prepared the program of the public schools' celebration for Columbus Day in 1892. He structured the program around the American flag ...

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